Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82144
Authors: 
Åslund, Olof
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2001:11
Abstract: 
This paper exploits a natural experiment to study the influence of regional factors on initial and subsequent location choices among immigrants. The results suggest that immigrants to Sweden are attracted to regions with high representation from the individual’s birth country and large overall immigrant populations. Labor market opportunities affect location decisions, but people also tend to choose localities with many welfare recipients. The impact of most regional factors does not change over time. Thus, there is little evidence that information improves or that preferences differ between initial and subsequent stages.
Subjects: 
Immigration
location choice
secondary migration
JEL: 
J15
J18
J61
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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